Brewers on brink of NL Central title after Burnes beats Mets, 2-1
By JIM HOEHN Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched seven brilliant innings to win his ninth consecutive decision and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets.
The Brewers, already assured a fourth straight playoff berth, can wrap up the division crown Sunday with a win at home against the Mets or a Cardinals loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Milwaukee won its second straight following a five-game skid. Burnes scattered five hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Josh Hader earned his 34th save in 35 opportunities.
Eduardo Escobar drove in both runs for Milwaukee with a third-inning single off Rich Hill.